Global Health - Overview

Inspired by Gospel teachings to "love thy neighbor as thyself," the Catholic health ministry has served people of all ages, races and backgrounds for centuries in missions, clinics and hospitals worldwide. CHA supports members, partnering organizations and the church in a global mission of healing through research, education, consultation and collaboration. To learn more about this initiative, available resources or what your organization can do to help, contact Bruce Compton.

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» CRS Global Emergency Update (November 2023)

Live from Ukraine

Roadmap for Responsible Medical Donations - NEW!

Colleagues from the boardroom to the loading dock must recognize the positive and negative impacts of our global health endeavors. This resource serves as a valuable discussion guide for those involved in Catholic health care and our global health partners, offering essential information to ensure that your contributions have a positive impact and help you avoid the pitfalls of inappropriate donations.
Roadmap for Responsible In-Kind Donations

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The Future of Health Workforce

Discussion Paper: Insights And Opportunities To Transform International Health Workforce Recruitment And Capacity

Discover "The Future of Health Workforce: Insights and Opportunities to Transform International Health Workforce Recruitment and Capacity,” an impactful discussion paper compiled utilizing Accenture Research. Addressing the critical global health care workforce shortage, this report offers real-world insights, case studies and a framework for Catholic health leaders to reshape international recruitment practices and enhance global health care capacity.
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Families across East Africa are facing drought and hunger.

Famine could be on the horizon in Somalia — without your immediate support. Communities are experiencing extreme water shortages, and nearly 3 million people have been displaced. More than 1 million children under age 5 are facing acute malnutrition — without help now, nearly 330,000 are at risk of dying.

Hunger Crisis in East Africa

Featured Resources

View from 2022: A Look at the Changing Global Health Landscape and Future of Partnerships

Since 2020, the global health sector has undergone rapid and transformative change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and various other forces impacting our health and care landscape. In response to these evolving dynamics, CHA enlisted the support of Accenture to collaboratively examine these changing global health and technology trends and their impact on future global health partnership opportunities.
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Renewing Relationship
Essays as We Evolve and Emerge from Pandemic

Includes essays from Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Former President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios, and many more global health leaders.
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Guiding Principles for Conducting Global Health Activities

Includes a Modern Day Parable for Pandemic!
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CHA Guiding Principles

CHA WEBINAR - Surplus Medical Donations: A Decade of Progress and A Roadmap for the Future

Live from Ukraine ICMC and HSHS - Webinar Recording Oct. 2023

CHA WEBINAR - How Healthcare Can Help International Relief and Recovery: A Case on Ukraine


Ukraine Information and Resources
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